La Soree: La Caravan Dance Theatre’s Annual Fundraiser

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28 Sep 2013
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Date(s) - 28/09/2013
12:00 am - 11:30 pm

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Want a taste of La Soiree? You can find our video invitation


Like the past two years, this party will have exotic costuming, entertaining performances, free (or, rather, included) food and drink, and a mix of people you probably don’t come across in your daily lives. Some of this year’s amusing/amazing experience-based auction items include: European Love — get picked up in a red Maserati and have a dinner date with a European Playboy; Dine in Style — Chef Stephen Gilmour is back! And he wants to cook you dinner, with 7 of your friends; and Lessons with a Canadian Golf Pro. In addition, this year’s party is going to be amped up with a number of small on-the-side experiences, including a costume booth (where your picture will be taken and emailed to you), a “love booth” (wait and see), a confessional bowl and other wildness.

Purchase tickets at (or call 403-969-1909) — the party is the draw, but the real purpose is that this is the major fundraising opportunity to support the production of a new dance opera based on Rumi’s poetry. (If you are a student or artist or financially challenged email evangelos for the password and get a 50% discount

Our latest performance, The Dybbuk, was just staged at the Edmonton Fringe Festival (for those of you who saw it in Calgary, it had changed somewhat). Here’s a review we recently received about it:

Dear Maya Lewandowsky and La Caravan Dance Theatre,

I would like to pass on my congratulations for your groundbreaking work of The Dybbuk. Your event was the highlight of many fringe festivals past. I have not experienced such a profoundly moving theatrical performance in many years. You have the makings of a masterpiece that recalls the arrival of Martha Graham’s choreography on the modern dance stage. As a practitioner, I found the blend of music, dance and story exemplary of the best interdisciplinary arts in Canada. And, as an academic teaching the history of dance and theatre, I am compelled to share my critical response, and encourage more works in the nature of your Dybbuk. I hope you can travel widely with the production and garner some of the kudos, so well deserved. Bravo La Caravan!

Dr. David Garfinkle
Macewan University

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